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REVOLVER (2011-2022)

16 mm Film transferred to Digital Video, Stereo Sound 

17'27" Minutes

Silver Hugo Award for Documentary Short Film, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL 2022

San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego, CA 2022

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FLIGHT (2021)

16 mm Film transferred to Digital Video, Stereo Sound 

23'54" Minutes

Commissioned by OK Contemporary

Flourishing Black townships of Oklahoma in the 1920’s––an archival record of communities in exile, awash in colors deemed “impossible."

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Centre Film Festival, State College, PA 2022

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NY, NY 2022

Microscope Gallery, New York, NY 2021

ONEOK Field, Tulsa, OK 2021

Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK 2021

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VIEWFINDER (2020)

Digital Video, Stereo Sound

18'26" Minutes

Director, Writer, Editor, Main Camera: Crystal Z Campbell

Performers: Yasmin Mohamed, Vadim Nunies, Darlene Wenda, Nelly Wenda

 

Filmed entirely in Swedish spa town, VIEWFINDER takes cues from political gestures, and decisive movements to explore belonging, allyship, and monuments.

 

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NY, NY 2022

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2022

Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY 2022

​Squeaky Wheel, Journey’s End, Buffalo, NY 2022

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO 2021

Cine Migrante, Buenos Aires, AR 2021

DocLisboa (with UnionDocs), Lisbon, PT 2021

Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, KS 2019

Black Film Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2019

Skogen (Art Inside Out), Gothenberg, Sweden, 2019 

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CURRENCY (2019)

Digital Video, Stereo Sound

2'53" Minutes 

Director: crystal z campbell

Performer: angela davis johnson

Videographer: david wayne reed

CURRENCY (2019) is a sound film of refusal––a woman wears bygone forms of currency on the tips of her hair while preserving the greatest currency for herself.

 

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Light Matter Film Festival, Alfred, NY 2022

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

Mary R. Koch Arts Center, Wichita, KS 2021

AHHA Gallery Tulsa, OK 2020

Drawing Center, NY, NY 2019

Admiral Drive-In Theater, Tulsa, OK 2019

Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, KS 2019

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY 2019

Skogen (Art Inside Out), Gothenberg, Sweden 2019 

Art Inside Out, Varberg, Sweden 2019 

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Go-Rilla Means War (2017)

35mm Film Transferred to 2K, Stereo Sound

19'03" Minutes

Director: Unknown

Editor, Sound Designer: Crystal Z Campbell

A filmic relic of gentrification. Featuring 35mm film salvaged from a now demolished black civil rights theater in Brooklyn, Go-Rilla Means War is a parable weaving intersections of development, cultural preservation, and erasure.

 

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

UNDO Film Screening (UnionDocs), EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 2022 

Alternative Cinema, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 2022 

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 2022

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NY, NY 2022

Block Museum Cinema, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2022

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2022

DocLisboa (with UnionDocs), Lisbon, PT 2021

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA 2021

Film at REDCAT series, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA 2021

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

Black Film Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2019

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2019

Skogen (Art Inside Out) 2019

Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK 2018

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, March 2018

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 2018

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY 2018 

Nashville Public Art Project, Nashville, TN 2018 

BRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn, NY 2018

SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY 2017

Rumsey St. Project, Grand Rapids, MI   2017

Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY 2017

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A Meditation on Nature in the Absence of an Eclipse (2017-2020)

Digital Video, Stereo Sound 

8’12” Minutes

Director, Editor, Sound Designer, Camera: Crystal Z Campbell

Running like water, an eclipse streams glimpses of irreversible consequence.

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Light Matter Film Festival, Alfred, NY 2022

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NY, NY 2022

​Squeaky Wheel, Journey’s End, Buffalo, NY 2022

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2022

DocLisboa (with UnionDocs), Lisbon, PT 2021

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

Third Space, Helsinki, FI 2017

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 2017

Valsammo Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI 2017 

Block Museum Cinema, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2022

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On The Way To The Moon, We Discovered The Earth (2018)

HD Video, Stereo Sound

9'49” Minutes

Director, Editor, Crystal Z Campbell

On the Way to the Moon, We Discovered the Earth is a historical remix of the New York Times newspaper printed during the New York City Blackout in 1977. The 1977 Blackout is unofficially credited with the formal birth of hip-hop, a movement that was already well underway but advanced with equipment acquired during the riots.

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), NY, NY 2022

Nest, Den Haag, Netherlands 2019

Light Work (Urban Video Project), Light Work, Syracuse, NY 2018

Beat, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY, 2017

Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY, 2013

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, PA 2013

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Futures for Failures (2011)

Digital Video, Stereo Sound

1’01” Minutes

 

An exhalation of social and architectural failures under the guise of possible futures.

 

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

Cinema of Breath 2021

An Ordinary Day Film Festival, Galleri Studio 44, Stockholm, SE 2019

Light Work (Urban Video Project), Light Work, Syracuse, NY 2018

Skowhegan, Cabinet, NY, NY, 2013

1646 Gallery, Den Haag, NL, 2012

Studio Museum of Harlem, Harlem, NY 2012

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WITNESS (2010)

5’10” Minutes

8mm film transferred to Digital Video, Stereo Sound

 

A sonic meditation on the camera as witness and the so-called ‘landscape of violence.’

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 2022

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

An Ordinary Day Film Festival, Galleri Studio 44, Stockholm, SE 2019

Biomythography, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA 2015

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2015 

The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Biomythography, CGU Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2014

Rutgers University, Mason Gross Gallery, NJ 2011

Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 2010

Respond, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2015

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A DARK LOVE STORY FOR CLOWNS (2009)

5’11” Minutes

Digital Video, Stereo Sound

Director, Editor, Sound Designer: Crystal Z Campbell

Performers: Gregory Parks and Jessi Hoftschildt

A Dark Love Story For Clowns is a modern riff of a post-abolitionist short story by William Faulkner.

SCREENINGS/EXHIBITIONS

Reassemblage Collective, Toronto, Canada 2022

67th Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY 2022

Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, NY 2021

Oceanside Film Festival, Oceanside, CA, 2010